Governor's Office of
Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs 

invites you to reserve a seat for our upcoming

Technical Training Classroom

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Governor's Coordinating Offices
First Floor Training Room B
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032 

TTC 2020 Classroom

Prime Contracting in the Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Ready to become a Prime Contractor with the state of Maryland? Every small business owner should consider participation in the SBR Program, a race and gender-neutral procurement program that offers prime contracting opportunities on state-funded contracts. This session provides an in-depth review of the statutes governing the SBR Program, the online certification process, and the pipeline for identifying SBR opportunities.

Who should attend? Small, minority, women, and veteran business owners interested in becoming a prime contractor with the state of Maryland.

Your instructor is Lisa Mitchell Sennaar, SBR Compliance Manager, Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs.

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MBE Rights and Responsibilities

2 - 4 p.m.

Do you want a better understanding of the rules governing the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program? Competition is tough in the public sector, and a critical key to success lies within understanding these rules. This is particularly important when performing as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Join us for an in-depth look at your rights as well as your responsibilities.

Who should attend? Small businesses and certified MBEs who are ready and able to perform as a prime contractor or a subcontractor on state-funded procurements.

Your instructor is Chantal Kai-Lewis, Legal & Policy Advisor, Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs.

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What you need to know:

There is no cost to attend.
Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
Be prepared to take notes.
Free parking and guest WiFi are available on-site.
Photo ID is required upon entry to the building.
Café on premises (electronic payment only).


 E-News Brief from the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Special Upcoming Events~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Construction Trades Training Resource Fair hosted by
Mayor’s Office of Employment Development and employ Baltimore

 Friday, January 24, 2020
 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
War Memorial Building, 101 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

If you are looking for long term in the construction industry, you should attend this event. You will meet directly with organizations offering construction trades training, pre-apprenticeship training and manufacturing training.

To register, click here

For more information, contact Deral Falls at or call 443-984-3014.

 2020 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum hosted by
Greater Baltimore Committee and Baltimore Development Corporation

 Monday, January 27, 2020
 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum. This event will highlight upcoming key policy issues for the 2020 Maryland General Assembly legislative session.

To register, click here

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd at 410-727-2820.

The Governor's Office
of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

invites you to join us for our procurement connections workshop:

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Maryland is OPEN for Business!

Are you interested in contracting opportunities
with government agencies? 

 If so, then our Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Workshop
is for you. Join us for an overview of how our small, minority, women,
and veteran procurement programs work. You'll learn what buyers are looking for right now and what's in the pipeline, then meet with them
one-on-one during the open networking session. You'll also have the opportunity to connect with a variety of resource partners who can
help your small business thrive.

This small business development event 
is being held in collaboration with

Montgomery County's 
Office of the County Executive

Who should attend? 

 All small business owners, including firms owned and
operated by minorities, women, and veterans.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Silver Spring Civic Building
Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Procurement Partners

Maryland Department of General Services
Maryland Department of Human Services
Maryland Department of Labor
Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services
Maryland Stadium Authority
Maryland State Police
MDOT - Maryland Transportation Authority
MDOT- Maryland State Highway Administration
University of Maryland - College Park

Montgomery County Partners

City of Rockville Office of Procurement
MCPS Office of Construction
Montgomery College Office of Procurement
Montgomery County Public Schools
Montgomery County Office of Procurement

Resource Partners

Capital Bank 
Maryland Small Business Development Center
Maryland Women's Business Center
MDOT - Office of Small & Minority Business Policy
Montgomery County Business Solutions Group
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
Opportunity MDOT - 495/270 Project


What you need to know

Parking is available at the Town Square Garage 61


A FREE event connecting business owners and lenders, including:

- Local, state, and federal funding resource presentations

- Financial "Speed Dating" - Businesses will have 5 minutes to discuss their funding needs with lenders and determine if a 'second date' is desirable.

- Counseling services for start-up and early growth phases

Registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided. To reserve your ticket, please contact Traves White at 410-638-3059 or

Eventbrite Link

Date and Time
Thu, March 12, 2020
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Road
Edgewood Hall
Bel Air, MD 21015

 Please read the solicitation in its entirety. All questions are to be directed to the buyer stated in the solicitation package.  You may download the solicitation package and any amendments or attachments from

Prime contractor prequalification requirements apply.  For prequalification application details click here.

Laborers Needed for Construction Clean Up!!!!

Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking qualified laborers to join its Construction Clean-up Crew for construction projects throughout Baltimore City. Prior construction experience is helpful but not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Baltimore City
  • Must have the strength and endurance to lift heavy debris (50 pounds)
  • Must have the desire and drive to work
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening (upon application and randomly)
  • Criminal Backgrounds considered on an individual basis
  • Two forms of valid ID (Social Security Card and State photo ID/Birth Certificate/or Green Card)
  • 1 Year's experience as a laborer is needed.

Please complete our on-line application in order to be contacted for an interview.

Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c) 4 non-profit organization. 1325 Bedford Avenue, Suite 5941; Pikesville, MD 21208

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